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Saied Méndez Yamile. Furia. 2020. 357p. Algonquin Young Readers, $17.95 (9781616209919). Gr. 7-up.
Set in Argentina, Camila Hassan dreams of playing professional fútbol, but will society and her love for Diego stop her from pursuing her passion?
Firestone, Carrie. Dress Coded. 2020. 303p. Penguin/ G.P. Putnam’s Son, $17.99 (9781984816436). Gr. 5-6.
After witnessing the unfair treatment of girls at her school, Molly Frost starts a podcast and forms a sit-in to protest her school’s dress code.
Weiss, Elaine. The Woman’s Hour: Our Fight for the Right to Vote (Adapted for Young Readers). 2020. 208p. Penguin/Random House, $17.99 (9780593125182). Gr. 5-up.
The Woman’s Hour recounts the tense fight for American women’s suffrage as the Tennessee legislature became the 36th and final state to ratify the 19th amendment.
Atkins, Jeannine. Grasping Mysteries: Girls Who Loved Math. 2020. 305p. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781534460683). Gr. 5-6.
This book in verse explores the lives of seven real-life women in history who didn’t let gender discrimination prohibit them from pursuing careers involving math.
Macy, Sue. Breaking Through: How Female Athletes Shattered Stereotypes in the Roaring Twenties. 2020. 96p. National Geographic, $18.99 (9781426336768). Gr. 3-7.
Breaking Through examines the many barriers that women broke through in sports during the 1920’s.
Turk, Evan. A Thousand Glass Flowers: Marietta Barovier and the Invention of the Rosetta Bead. 2020. 48p. Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, $17.99 (9781534410343). PreS-Gr.3.
Despite being told that girls can’t blow glass, Marietta learns the artform of glassblowing from her father and rediscovers the technique of creating rosettas.
Carter, Caela. How to Be a Girl in the World. 2020. 304p. Quill Tree/ Harper, $16.99 (9780062672704). Gr. 6-8.
After being sexually harassed by the boys in her sixth grade class, Lydia learns to find her voice and speak out in school and when her mom’s boyfriend makes her feel uncomfortable.
Dionne, Yvette. Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box. 2020. 170p. Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99 (9780451481542). Gr. 5-8.
Lifting As We Climb chronicles the racism and discrimination Black women in America faced when fighting for women’s suffrage.
Elliott, Zetta. Say Her Name. Illus. by Loveis Wise. 2020. 83p. Disney/Jump at the Sun, $18.99 (9781368045247). Gr. 7-up.
A powerful collection of poems celebrating and empowering Black girls and women.